Immigration

PM still confident of US refugee deal

Malcolm Turnbull (pic) is still expressing confidence in a refugee deal struck with Barack Obama. (AAP)

Malcolm Turnbull is still expressing confidence in a refugee deal struck with Barack Obama, despite Donald Trump's latest executive order.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains confident a refugee deal struck with Barack Obama will stand despite Donald Trump signing his latest executive order.

The US president has put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US, just months after the Obama administration agreed to accept asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island.

"You will have seen the executive order that has been published today and we are very confident and satisfied that the arrangement, the existing arrangements will continue," Mr Turnbull told reporters in Port Lincoln on Saturday.

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